Theatre: The Blackwater Lightship at The Gaiety Theatre, Audio described performance with Touch Tour
2 Oct 2022 (Past)
- Audio Description
The Blackwater Lightship
by Colm Tóibín
at The Gaiety Theatre for Dublin Theatre Festival 2022.
Verdant Productions, Ireland presents The Blackwater Lightship by Colm Tóibín adapted & directed for the stage by David Horan.
World Premiere of Colm Tóibín’s piercing novel about a broken family, making a family of your own and the cost of caring for each other.
“When I was young, lying in bed, I used to believe that Tuskar was a man and the Blackwater Lightship was a woman and they were both sending signals to each other and to other lighthouses, like mating calls.”
It’s 90s Ireland and HIV/AIDS is still a terminal diagnosis. A sister, a mother and a grandmother, along with two gay friends, have come together to tend to 29-year-old Declan, who has the disease. Can this makeshift family unit face up to the illness and each other?
Audio described performance on 2 October at 2.30pm with touch tour beforehand at 12.30pm.
Funded by the Arts Council | An Chomhairle Ealaíon